--- In, Polat Kaya <tntr@C...>

Part-4 About "COLOPHON" and "HOMER"

Thus, in the story of ARACHNE ("ÖRÜNCEH"/"ÖRÜMCEK"), the Lydian girl
Arachne's father, Idmon of Colophon, dying the thirsty wool with
Ionian purple is not a coincidence.

EB gives the following information about Colophon. [18]

"COLOPHON, an ancient city of Ionia, situated inland about 15 miles
N.W of Ephesus. Its port was at Notium. The site lies near
Degirmendere. Colophon was a very flourishing city in the 8th and 7th
centuries B.C., a great period of Ionian commercial enterprise. It
was the mother city of Smyrna; it was ruled by a timocracy; and it
provided a famous troop of cavalry. It was famous for its luxury,
imitated from the Lydians. It claimed to have produced Homer, but its
greatest genuine literary names were Xenophanes and Antimachus. The
first shock to its prosperity was the assault by Gyges of Lydia c. 665
B. C. Lysimachus, one of Alexander the Great's generals, transferred
the population to his new city Ephesus; but the Colophonians returned
after his death in 281 B.C."

Some of the names in this citing need to be commented upon.
Furthermore, from the above given source data, the city "COLOPHON" is
defined as an ancient city of Ionia. The name IONIA is from Turkish
"AY-HAN ÖYÜ" meaning "House of Moon-Lord". Thus, even the Colophonians
were more Turkic than Greek.

Having a troop of cavalry has always been an ancient Turkic trademark.
The Colophon people, in addition to being an Ionian (AY-HAN) group,
having a famed troop of cavalry is another indication of them being
Tur people.

While the Colophon people claiming that they have produced Homer is
interesting to note, we should dwell on the name HOMER.

The name HOMER is very much the Turkic male name OMAR/ÖMER.

Dr. Ilhami Durmush, in his book entitled "ISKITLER (Sakalar)" [19]
gives the name of one Scythian ruler as HOMARGES with references to
Herodotus. This name is nothing but the Tutkic name and title "HOMAR
AGA" (ÖMER AGA) meaning "Lord Homer". This indicates that the name
HOMAR (HOMER) among ancient Scythians (Iskit, Saka) was used quite
commonly. In other words, the name HOMER was a Turkic (Saka, Tur)
name in origin and not Greek as has been wrongly portrayed.

The king title HOMARGES most likely stood for: a) Turkish "O MOR GÖZ"
meaning "He is Purple Eye" referring to Sun; b) Turkish "O MA ER GÖZ"
meaning "He is Moon-Man Eye" referring to the Moon-Good, and c)
Turkish "O MA ER GÖZ" meaning "It is Magnificent-Man Eye" referring to
both the Sky-Father-God and and also to the eye of the magnificent

Homer himself called Troy as "ILIUM" an anagram of Turkish "ILIM U"
meaning "it is my country". Homer also noted in his world famed epic
ILIAD the names of "SCAEAN" GATE (main gate of Troy) which is an
anagram of Turkish "SAKA-HAN" KAPI meaning "Lord Saka" Gate, and the
brook that runs through or near Troy with the name "SCAMANDER" which
is an anagram of Turkish "SAKAMAN DERE" meaning "Sakaman Brook".
Turkish "dere" means "brook". This is a name which is very much like
the Turkish name "TURKMAN ÇAY" meaning "Turkman brook".

All of these indicate that the Trojans were related to Turkic SAKA
people. So was HOMER. Evidently these names, as anagrams of Turkish
expressions, have been alienated from Turkish by way of
anagrammatizing. For example, they combined Turkish "SAKAMAN" and
"DERE" into one new word called SCAMANDER where the first A in SAKAMAN
and the last E in DERE are dropped and the Turkish K has been changed
into C while still retaining its K sound. In this quite simple yet
very effective way of alterations of Turkic words and phrases, the
ancient Greeks and Latins manufactured their languages and obliterated
the earlier and very ancient Turanian civilization while claiming it
as their own.

The name HOMER is an adopted name, like the names of many of the
Turkish bards who adopt a formulated name for themselves. The name
OMAR/OMER (HOMER) has the following attributions expressed in

a) OMAR (ÖMER) a Turkish masculine name;

b) "OMA eR" (AMA eR) meaning "Blind man". Homer is known to be a
"blind bard". This also verifies his known attribution;

c) "O MA eR" meaning "He is magnificent man". This meaning is again
an appropriate description of the great man HOMER.

All of these expressions are Turkish and are combined in one word.

Hence, it becomes very likely that HOMER was the product of the
ancient Turkic world in western Anatolia rather than the product of
the Greek world. It is clear that a very intense disinformation has
been pumped into the minds of the world public regarding who was who
in the ancient world and who did what in the ancient world.

It is important to note here that an ancient map of the world entitled
"Ptolemy's map of the world, c. AD 150" shows all of Central Asia as
SCYTHIA and SERICA. (olasilikla "AS ERCI" sözünden, yani "Gök Tanriya"
inananlar anlaminda). [20]


[18] Encyclopaedia Britannica (EB), 1963, Vol. 6, p. 86.

[19] Dr. Ilhami Durmus, "Iskitler (Sakalar`)", Türk Kültürünü
Arastirma Enstitüsü yayinlari No. 141, Ankara, 1993, p.76, 100.

[20] Graham Speake, "A Dictionary of Ancient History", Blackwell
Publishers, Oxford, UK, 1994, p. 754-755, Appendix 2.

Best wishes to all,

Polat Kaya,

October 15, 2003